To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Y.A. Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. Click for more of his essays. OneWorldHouse.net

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Racists In Office

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES President Trump’s racist comments about four American persons of color in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he declared they...

My Hometown

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES My hometown is Lawton, OK. My family moved to Lawton when I was four, and that was my home until I...

Listening To Our Climate Scientists

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES If a person ate fast food and drank sugary drinks every day and 99 out of 100 cardiologists told this person...

Writing The Turning Point In Our Climate Crisis Story

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES The peripeteia, or turning point, of a story is sometimes difficult to ascertain the first time one is reading it. It...

Climate Eucatastrophe

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In J. R. R. Tolkien’s works, the eucatastrophic moment only comes when good and compassionate persons realize that they must be...

Who Will Save Us?

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Corporations are not going to save us. Politicians are not going to save us. Judges are not going to save us....

Fossil Fueled Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There are at least four things about which our current president is quite consistent: He is anti-immigrant and anti-refugee in relation...

Hope And Climate Change

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES What most climate scientists and climate justice advocates don’t want to publicly admit is that the die is likely already cast...

State Of Emergency

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Two things are clearly of great concern to our current president at the moment – low approval ratings and expanding investigations....